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Nathalie Peña-Comas

Soprano

 

Cultural Ambassador for the Dominican Republic and Latin Grammy-Nominee soprano Nathalie Peña-Comas was born in Santo Domingo, where she studied piano and flute at the National Conservatory of Music. Later she graduated with distinction from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Voice and Piano Pedagogy. 

She has made appearances in Austria, Belarus, Colombia, Croatia, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.                                     

She performed several operatic roles in Austria and the Dominican Republic including, Contessa di Almaviva (in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro), Pamina (in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte), Zerlina (in Mozart’s Don Giovanni), Lucia (in the tango opera Mateo by M. Palmeri directed by Matteo Mazzoni premiered at Vienna’s Theater Akzent), Queen of trolls (in P. M. Davis’ The two Fiddlers), Gabi (in G. Kühr’s Agleia Federweiss), Musetta (in Puccini’s La Bohème), Valencienne (in Lehar’s Lustige Witwe) and most recently Violetta Valéry (in Verdi’s La Traviata) and Micaëla (in Bizet’s Carmen).

 

Nathalie has sung as soloist and chamber musician at Wiener Festwochen (Vienna Festival), Sommerfestival Kittsee (Burgenland), Con Anima Festival (Lower Austria), Brücken-Festival (Styria), Horizonte Festival Landeck (Tirol), IMAGO Sloveniae International Festival (Slovenia), God Allmighty Festival in Belarus, Festival Musical of Santo Domingo (Dom. Rep.) and Academia Sighișoara Festival (Romania); in venues such as prestigious Golden Hall of Musikverein and Mozart Hall Konzerthaus Vienna, MuTh-Vienna Boys Choir Concert Hall; Auditorium José Carreras and Palacio Bauer (Spain); Palacio de Bellas Artes and Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito in the Dominican Republic.

She has collaborated, a. o. with the Vienna Concert – Verein Orchestra, the Strauss Festival Orchestra, the Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra, the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Târgu Mures, National Symphony Orchestra of Dominican Republic, the Academic Musical Theater Orchestra of Minsk and the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Belarus; with Maestros Eugene Kohn, Ola Rudner, Valery Polyansky, José Antonio Molina, Gábor Ferenç, Stefano Seghedoni and alongside Andrea BocelliKS Ramón Vargas, and pop artists Danny Rivera,  Johnny Ventura, Plácido Domingo Jr., and many others.                                                  

With the Ensemble Spirituosi, a musical sextet dedicated to academic and folk music of Latin America, Nathalie has toured through Austria, Dominican Rep., England, Italy, and Spain. Spirituosi’s first Album “Souvenir Latino” won 3 Golden Medals at Global Music Awards in Los Angeles and has been in the play-list of BBC 3 Radio in London. Ensemble Spirituosi was also awarded the Soberano Prize in “Best Classical Concert of 2015” (Dom. Rep.).   

She won the 2nd Prize at the Montecatini Opera Festival Singing Competition 2022, and has been awarded five prizes for “Classical Singer of the Year” at Soberano Awards (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 - Dom. Rep.). She was also finalist at the 14th Osaka International Music Competition (2013) and won the special prize for the “Most Promising Soprano” and for the ''Best Interpretation of a Polish Composition'' at the 14th Ada Sari International Competition of Vocal Art (2011). 

 

She has attended Masterclasses with: Mariella Devia, Kamal Khan and Helena Lazarska. She's currently coached by Romanian Maestra Irina Gavrilovici. 

CARMEN - (Micaela)

Micaela (Carmen) - Sommerfestival Kittsee 2019 ©Viktor Fertsak

La Traviata - Santo Domingo April 2019

Violetta Valéry (La Traviata) - Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito ©Juan Miguel Peña

Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro)

Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro) - Sommerfestival Kittsee 2018 ©Richard Schuster

Lucia (Mateo)

Lucia (Mateo) - Wiener Theater Akzent ©Werner Stranka

Pamina (Die Zauberflöte)

Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) ©Nikolas Göhl

Musetta (La bohème)

Musetta (La bohème) - Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito ©David Soto

Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel)

Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) ©United Photos

Zerlina (Don Giovanni)

Zerlina (Don Giovanni) - Schlosstheater Schönbrunn

OPERA/OPERETTA - REPERTOIRE

 

G. BIZET                   MICAËLA                                          Carmen

F. CILEA                    ADRIANA LECOUVREUR*     Adriana Lecouvreur    

P. M. DAVIS             QUEEN OF TROLLS                   The two fiddlers

G. KÜHR                  GABI                                                     Agleia Federweiss

F. LEHAR                  VALENCIENNE                             Lustige Witwe           

M. PALMERI           LUCIA                                                 Mateo

W. A. MOZART     ZERLINA                                           Don Giovanni           
                                       PAMINA                                            Die Zauberflöte
                                       CONTESSA                                     Le nozze di Figaro

G. PUCCINI            MIMÌ                                                   La Bohème

                                       MUSETTE

                                       LIÙ                                                       Turandot

                                       CIO-CIO-SAN                               Madama Butterfly

G. VERDI                  VIOLETTA VALÉRY                    La Traviata 

                                       AIDA*                                                  Aida

                                       AMELIA GRIMALDI*                 Simon Boccanegra

                                       LEONORA*                                     Il trovatore 

                                       DESDEMONA*                             Otello            

 *In Vorbereitung/In preparation

REPERTOIRE ORATORIUM/

KONZERT (SOLO) SOPRANO-PARTS/

ART SONGS/LIEDER

 

J. S. BACH                       Magnificat BWV 243  

L. V. BEETHOVEN      Messe in C-DUR op. 86

                                              Chorfantasie op. 80

                                               IX. Symphonie op. 125 d-moll

J. BRAHMS                     Ein deutsches Requiem op. 458
G. FAURÉ                         Requiem op.48
 

M. HAYDN                      Missa in honorem Sanctae Ursulae

                                              (Chiemsee-Messe), MH 546

F. J. HAYDN                    Missa brevis in F Hob. XXII:1

                                               Missa brevis in B Hob. XXII:7

X. MONTSALVATGE  Cinco canciones negras

W. A. MOZART             Exsultate, jubilate KV 165

                                               Konzertarie "Voi avete un cor fedele” KV 217

                                               Missa brevis in F KV 192
                                               Missa in C "Spatzenmesse” KV 220
                                               Missa brevis in B KV 275
                                               Missa in C "Krönungsmesse” KV 317

                                               Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, KV 339

                                               Requiem KV 626

F. OBRADORS               Various songs (Lieder)

C. ORFF                            Carmina Burana

G. B. PERGOLESI         Stabat Mater in f-moll

J. B. PLAZA                      Siete canciones venezolanas 

J. RODRIGO                   Doce canciones españolas

G. ROSSINI                      Stabat Mater
F. SCHUBERT                G-Dur Messe D 167

                                                Ausgewählte Lieder

F. SOR                                 Various songs (Lieder)

R. SCHUMANN            Missa in c-moll op. 147

H. SCHÜTZ                     Musikalische Exequien SWV 279–281 (op. 7)

R. STRAUSS                     Vier letzte Lieder

G. VERDI                           Messa da Requiem 
H. VILLA-LOBOS          Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5/Aria Cantilena

A. VIVALDI                       Gloria in D RV 589